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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

4th Michigan Cavalry

Minty's Brigade

 

—Crook's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the top of the monument where the marker text is written.
Inscription.
Fourth Michigan
Cavalry
Night September 18, 1863

 
Erected 1895 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-885.)
 
Location. 34° 53.761′ N, 85° 15.768′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (Route 27), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road, as well as being situated along the side of one of the park's trails. This particular historical marker is the southern most marker found along the LaFayette Road, and is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 99th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 51st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
away); Barnes' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 35th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 81st Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high, the marker is a simple rock-faced shaft with a smooth-faced, sloped top that carries an inscription. Marks unit's position on the night of September 18, 1863.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the historical monument, looking north along the Lafayette Road.
. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the historical monument, looking south along the Lafayette Road.
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the historical monument, with the park trail and then the woods in the immediate background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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